IT raids now at Karnataka minister Shivakumar's father-in-law's home
Shivakumar is looking after the 44 Congress MLAs from Gujarat who are holed up at the Eagleton Golf Resort in Bengaluru. (Image source: dkshivakumar.in) Photograph: (Others)
The income tax department is continuing its raids on properties and people associated with Karnataka energy minister D Shivakumar.
The department raided his father-in-law's home on Thursday morning, ANI reported.
ANI reported that the department also raided a residence in Delhi's Safdarjung area owned by Shivakumar.
IT raids continue at Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar's premises in Bengaluru. pic.twitter.com/7zECTmImdj— ANI (@ANI_news) August 3, 2017
Karnataka: House belonging to D.K Shivakumar's father-in-law being raided by IT Dept (earlier visuals from yesterday's raids) pic.twitter.com/zqabJoJYw0— ANI (@ANI_news) August 3, 2017
Everyone knows DK Shivakumar is a rich man & is in politics from many years; raids shouldn't be linked to Gujarat MLAs: BS Yeddyurappa, BJP pic.twitter.com/19PkaYAlY6— ANI (@ANI_news) August 3, 2017
IT raids continue at premises owned by Karnataka Minister D.K Shivakumar in Delhi's Safdarjung area. pic.twitter.com/cLK1YfmSFZ— ANI (@ANI_news) August 3, 2017
Congress workers hold protest in Bengaluru against IT raids on Karnataka Minister D. K. Shivakumar. pic.twitter.com/4blYUF3Hx0— ANI (@ANI_news) August 3, 2017
The income tax department had raided a number of Shivakumar's properties in Bengaluru and Delhi on Wednesday.
The department also raided Shivakumar's room at the Eagleton Golf Resort in Bengaluru where the 44 Gujarat Congress MLAs are holed up.
Shivakumar is responsible for the looking after of the Congress MLAs.
The MLAs are holed up in Bengaluru because the party is worried they might defect should they be allowed to return to Gujarat.
Six MLAs have already resigned from the Congress, with three of them joining the BJP.
The Congress had reacted sharply to the raids, calling them a "witch hunt".